iOS 16 Problems

iOS 16 Problems and Bugs Tracker: How to Fix Them?

We may encounter several bugs with iOS 16

Apple has recently announced the starting date for WWDC 2022 (Worldwide Developer Conference). The WWDC 2022 main event will be held online on June 6, where Apple will announce its new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. iOS 16 will be the new iOS version which will be announced at the same event. We will see the stable iOS 16 update later this year in September.

As with every new version of iOS, we may encounter several bugs with iOS 16 too. These issues are very common in the beta release but often persist in the stable or official release. For reference, we faced several bugs in iOS 15 last year, which made iOS 15 very buggy. Several users reported many bugs that included rapid battery drain, frequent app crashes, connectivity issues etc. Let’s look at what common problems we might face with the upcoming iOS 16.

iOS 16 Problems with Solutions

The iOS 15 is known to be the most unstable iOS update of all time. We might get a similar unstable experience with the upcoming iOS 16. We may encounter the following common problems.

1. iOS 16 Rapid Battery Drain

Battery drain has been an issue on iOS for a long time. Battery draining is caused by inefficient battery usage and a lack of optimization for Apps. This issue is not minor and could be a really big problem for many users.

iOS 15 faced a rapid battery draining issue for a long time until Apple finally fixed it with iOS 15.4.1. So the battery draining issue on iOS 16 may not get fixed by Apple until Q2 2022. There are some settings you can toggle to control the battery drain to a certain extent. Recommend settings are to turn off Background App Refresh and Location Services as these are very power-hungry features.

2. iOS 16 App Crashing Issue

Any new iOS version is designed to best work with the latest and updated applications, and iOS 16 is no exception. Hence many users might come across app crashes where some apps crash at launch and others while in use. You can simply get rid of it by updating the outdated apps on your iPhone. If the app is already running on its latest version, then you can try deleting and reinstalling the app.

3. iOS 16 Wi-Fi Not Working

Wi-Fi issue has been a common problem for almost every new iOS version. We might see a Wi-Fi connectivity issue on iOS 16 too. This problem can be resolved in three different ways.

  • Try turning ON/OFF the Wi-Fi.
  • Forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect. To do this, tap on the blue “i” icon on the right and tap on “Forget This Network”.
  • Reset network settings by navigating Settings >General >Transfer or Reset iPhone >Reset >Reset Network Settings.

4. iOS 16 Touchscreen Unresponsiveness

An unresponsive touchscreen is, by far, the worst nightmare for any smartphone user. And unfortunately, there is no permanent solution to this frustrating problem. But don’t worry, some solutions can the fix issue temporarily.

As previously stated, update any outdated apps on your iPhone. If the problem persists, you can try to force restart your iPhone, which may fix the issue but only for a limited time. You can hard reset your iPhone using the following procedure:

  • On iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the volume up button. Do the same with the volume down button. Now press and hold the button and release it once the Apple logo shows up.
  • On iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold both the volume down button and power button simultaneously and release them once the Apple logo shows up.

5. iOS 16 Bluetooth Not Working

Like the Wi-Fi connectivity issue, the Bluetooth connectivity issue has also existed on almost every version of iOS. This issue should not be any surprise for iOS 16. Your iPhone may refuse to connect to other devices via Bluetooth. You may also encounter frequent Bluetooth disconnections. The problem can be resolved by:

  • Turning ON/OFF the Wi-Fi.
  • Forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect. To do this, tap on the blue “i” icon on the right and tap on “Forget This Network”.
  • Reset network settings by navigating Settings >General >Transfer or Reset iPhone >Reset >Reset Network Settings.

These were some common problems that we might face with the upcoming iOS 16 update. What are your thoughts on the bugs? Do let us know in the comments. And if you want to downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 16, click here to find out the steps.

About Mehtab Ansari

Mehtab Ansari is a contributing writer to DealNTech. At DealNTech he covers Mobile and Android related news. One of the things he loves to do is explain to people how they can use technology for their benefit.

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